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Ekatvam, Atreyee Chakraborty Dec 2018

Ekatvam, Atreyee Chakraborty

Comparative Woman

"What is spirituality? Is this all about God? And what is God? A mystical concept? All I know that if we surrender to the will of God, if we pray and repent for our sins, we will be saved out of our trouble and we will get peace of mind. To me, my dance is my God. Through my dance I have touched the essence of spirituality."


My Mother On Dream Interpretation And The Lack Of Finality In Death, Jaime Elizabeth Johnston Dec 2018

My Mother On Dream Interpretation And The Lack Of Finality In Death, Jaime Elizabeth Johnston

Comparative Woman

This is an interview with my mother, a dream interpreter. In this interview we explore her process of interpreting dreams and her contact with the spirit world.


“I Am Dark Energy”, Taylor Scott Dec 2018

“I Am Dark Energy”, Taylor Scott

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


The Quest For Self: Using Mandala Art In Reflective Practice Journaling, Kathleen Quinn Dec 2018

The Quest For Self: Using Mandala Art In Reflective Practice Journaling, Kathleen Quinn

Comparative Woman

This article is a nexus of research, personal journaling reflections, and mandala creation from the authors own journals and focuses on the use of Mandalas as part of a reflective practice journaling process. Attention to mandala usage within reflective practice considering depth interiority, engaging and sharing with others. The authors approach to mandala construction is included followed by an exercise for observation and assessment of mandalas. The structure for reflective practice helps shape transformational leaders, using expressive arts, narratives in journaling. This transformational Discovery pathway and narrative exercises can be used for creating professional learning communities. This form of reflective ...


In Between Realms: The Search For Feminine Selfhood In The Essais Of Montaigne, Anna Suarez Dec 2018

In Between Realms: The Search For Feminine Selfhood In The Essais Of Montaigne, Anna Suarez

Comparative Woman

My purpose is to explore factors of the Renaissance that determined women’s selfhood in Montaigne’s Essais. I argue that the shift into modernity is responsible for the loss of women’s autonomy as well as the anxiety experienced by men regarding their power as well as their potential. Montaigne and Renaissance discourse defines women only by their bodies (sexual organs) and I explore the elements that established biological essentialism. This paper exemplifies comparative literature in the sense that it combines literature, theory, and art for the purpose of creating a well-researched examination of the root causes for why ...


My Big Fat Catholic Queer Wedding, Kourtney Baker Dec 2018

My Big Fat Catholic Queer Wedding, Kourtney Baker

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


The Resurrection, Megan Barrios Dec 2018

The Resurrection, Megan Barrios

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Om!, Aparajita Dutta Dec 2018

Om!, Aparajita Dutta

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


José Martí In Central Park, Zilia Balkansky-Sellés Dec 2018

José Martí In Central Park, Zilia Balkansky-Sellés

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


“Blood Moon”, Carmela Lanza Dec 2018

“Blood Moon”, Carmela Lanza

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


If Everything Was Perfect, Courtney A. Brown Dec 2018

If Everything Was Perfect, Courtney A. Brown

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Continental Divide(S), Carmela Lanza Dec 2018

Continental Divide(S), Carmela Lanza

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Saying Goodbye To Grandma, Courtney A. Brown Dec 2018

Saying Goodbye To Grandma, Courtney A. Brown

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Behold, Kaitlyn Mccray Burnett Dec 2018

Behold, Kaitlyn Mccray Burnett

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Men Who Write About Women, Grace Pulliam Dec 2018

Men Who Write About Women, Grace Pulliam

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Sacred Spaces, Ikea Johnson Dec 2018

Sacred Spaces, Ikea Johnson

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Grand Mothers, Lizzie Nova Dec 2018

Grand Mothers, Lizzie Nova

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Elders Talkin’, Lizzie Nova Dec 2018

Elders Talkin’, Lizzie Nova

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Smoke And Mirrors, Megan Barrios Dec 2018

Smoke And Mirrors, Megan Barrios

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Accidents Happen, Courtney A. Brown Dec 2018

Accidents Happen, Courtney A. Brown

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


“Seven Mothers”, Carmela Lanza Dec 2018

“Seven Mothers”, Carmela Lanza

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Pantheon, Zilia Balkansky-Sellés Dec 2018

Pantheon, Zilia Balkansky-Sellés

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Becoming God, Megan Barrios Dec 2018

Becoming God, Megan Barrios

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Musical Introductions To Cavalleria Rusticana: Giuseppe Perrotta's "Bozzetto Sinfonico" And Pietro Mascagni's "Preludio", Ronaldo Augusto Teles Dos Santos Dec 2018

Musical Introductions To Cavalleria Rusticana: Giuseppe Perrotta's "Bozzetto Sinfonico" And Pietro Mascagni's "Preludio", Ronaldo Augusto Teles Dos Santos

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Giovanni Verga’s Cavalleria rusticana has inspired a variety of musical works, among them Giuseppe Perrotta’s “Bozzetto sinfonico” (an overture to Verga’s play), and Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (a one-act opera based on a libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci). Each composition represents a genre on which scholarship is scarce: late nineteenth-century incidental music and the late nineteenth-century operatic prelude. Considering both Perrotta’s “Bozzetto sinfonico” and Mascagni’s “Preludio” as musical introductions to stage works, this study undertakes a complete hermeneutic analysis of both works (chapters 2 and 3). The analysis of Perrotta’s “Bozzetto ...


Performers As Teachers: A Case Study On How Two El Sistema-Inspired Teaching Artists' Performance Identities Manifested During Instruction, Alicia J. Monroe Dec 2018

Performers As Teachers: A Case Study On How Two El Sistema-Inspired Teaching Artists' Performance Identities Manifested During Instruction, Alicia J. Monroe

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Kids’ Orchestra (KO) is an afterschool El Sistema-inspired program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a Title I school district, which employs a high percentage of musicians who identify strongly as performers. During the 2017-2018 school year, 52 of 59 KO teaching artists were considered professional musicians with training in music performance, with no educational background and/or prior experience in music education.

The recent development of ESI programs across the United States has fostered claims of using music education as a way to bring social change to the community it works in. Research exploring the specific nature of the ...


The Poetry Of "Build The Wall", Reece Jones Dec 2018

The Poetry Of "Build The Wall", Reece Jones

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


The Border Wall And Beyond: Political And Environmental Perspectives, Margaret Wilder Dec 2018

The Border Wall And Beyond: Political And Environmental Perspectives, Margaret Wilder

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Petro-Geographies And Hydrocarbon Realities In Latin America, Matthew Fry, Elvin Delgado Dec 2018

Petro-Geographies And Hydrocarbon Realities In Latin America, Matthew Fry, Elvin Delgado

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor, Christopher Gaffney Dec 2018

Letter From The Editor, Christopher Gaffney

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Creating Coping Mechanism: An Anatomy Of A Gallery-Based Installation And Performance Work, Jamie M. Kutner Nov 2018

Creating Coping Mechanism: An Anatomy Of A Gallery-Based Installation And Performance Work, Jamie M. Kutner

LSU Master's Theses

The project described in this paper is an exhibition of gallery-based durational performance art, and resulting three-dimensional artifacts, that was created through a tangled process of relapse and recovery from mental illness. The first section of this paper peers into the parameters of ephemeral artistic practice. I discuss the process of merging my recovery and creative practice through performance art, and then parse the discussion of the work into the categories of performer, audience, site, and time. Section II details various aspects of spectator experience through a second-person narrative tracing the crowd flow of the exhibition. I conclude with an ...